Marilyn Koziatek Did Not Do Her Homework

In addressing the financial difficulties faced by the LAUSD at a recent candidate forum, challenger Marilyn Koziatek used a lot of buzzwords and filler but did not give the in-depth answers that would show that she had a firm grasp of the issues. The students of LAUSD’s Board District 3 are depending on someone who has done their homework and can fight for their interests from day one.

Incumbent Scott Schmerelson is a lifetime educator who had experience as a principal, counselor, and teacher even before he joined the board. In these critical times, his continued presence on the LAUSD School Board is what our students need.

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Prop 13 and California’s Education Failures

"Before Prop 13, statewide the schools had a $9 billion budget. After Prop 13 they lost $3 billion - a third of that - overnight."


Did School Board Candidate Accept An Illegal Campaign Contribution?

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Board Member Nick Melvoin approved of an oversight regimen that allowed Community Preparatory Academy to defraud taxpayers for five years.


Selling Beaudry: A Step In The Right Direction Or More Of The Same?

The LAUSD headquarters building is a symbol of the vast bureaucracy that leaves stakeholders feeling detached. A sale will compound the problem.


The Myth Of Charter Schools And Local Control

LAUSD School Board candidate Marilyn Koziatek says schools need to listen to parents. Shouldn’t this start at the school she helps to lead?